Faye Kleros

  • SVP Creative Director

I am a conceptual, detail-oriented Creative Director/Art Director who is as comfortable leading a team as playing on one. I have been fortunate enough to work on an impressive range of brands from local hospitals and non-profits to iconic, global Fortune 500 brands whose media buys could fund Third World countries. From traditional to social--and everything in between--I have an affinity for brands that are open to leveraging unexpected media opportunities.

Most recently, I was the creative lead on Embassy Suites Hotels, where we created a 360-degree campaign that positioned ESH as a family travel destination. Included were strategy development, planning, and connecting and executing creative communications across all platforms.

Besides having a strong visual background, I also write, direct and have performed in live theater and improv troupes. I am a stronger leader having seen the creative process from various vantage points. Allowing creative work to organically unfold produces "happy accidents" which produces happier teams, which ultimately produces stronger, better results.

I’m honored to have work that has been recognized with industry awards including One Show, Addys, Effies, Clios and Athenas.

EXPERIENCE

Independent Creative Director
Working in all creative capacities across all marketing disciplines.

SVP Creative Director / Y&R Midwest
Creative lead on Embassy Suites Hotels / Barilla Pasta / Boursin
Worked in all creative capacities across all marketing disciplines.

Independent Creative Director – Digital / Second City Communications / Art / Copy
Concepted and developed interactive media for Second City Communications.

Independent Creative Director
Worked in all creative capacities across all marketing disciplines.

Creative Director / DDB Chicago
Responsibilities included developing, designing and managing global and local campaigns for McDonald’s Corporation from strategy through finished production. Managed Creative Teams while also contributed creatively. Worked on other in-house clients including State Farm Insurance and Anheuser-Busch as well as new business pitches.

Partner – Creative Director / Ogilvy Chicago
Responsibilities included developing, designing and managing global and local campaigns for the Kimberley Clark Corporation from strategy through finished production. Including management of Creative Teams as well as personally contributing creatively. Also working on assignments for Dove and new business pitches on well-known brands.

Creative Director / Publicis Chicago
Managed, developed and designed campaigns for CibaVision and Char-Broil Grills.

Vice-President Creative Director / The Ramey Agency
Developed, designed and managed campaigns for Viking Corporation, The New Stage Theater, The Jackson Bandits and Union Planters Bank. Recruited, hired and developed creative groups. Acted as on-call Director for clients to shoot TV spots in local markets.

Independent Creative Director / Art Director / Writer / Director
Developed and designed print, collateral, and other pieces for Fortune 500 brands at Chicago-based ad agencies on a per-project basis. Participated in or led new business pitches. Directed and shot digital videos for ATA and Harley-Davidson.

Vice-President Group Creative Director / Director / Campbell Mithun Esty
Managed, developed and designed campaigns for Bob Evans and The American Egg Board. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, developing and overseeing group of creative talent. Directed TV spots for The American Egg Board.

Creative Director / Young & Rubicam Chicago
Responsibilities included developing, designing and managing campaigns for Old Style Dry, The Museum of Science and Industry and WXRT Radio Chicago. Directed short film showcased in Aids Awareness pitch.

EDUCATION
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ART
THE SCHOOL OF SECOND CITY
CHICAGO FILMAKERS

SKILLS
Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Directorial skills include shooting many commercials and videos. Wrote and directed two documentaries and a screenplay. Have written and directed for the stage.

Excellent presentation skills (thanks to Second City). Toured in a comedy troupe for two years. On-stage acting experience.

Formally trained in art, painting, drawing and graphic design.

Grounded in solid, strategic thinking but gravitate toward and push for breakthrough, conceptual creative.

Site
https://fotini22.carbonmade.com

EMAIL
fayek9@gmail.com

Phone
708.310.5319

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